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Overview

This best-selling introductory nutrition text in colleges and universities has been used by more than one million students! UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION provides accurate, reliable information through its clear writing, dynamic visuals, and integrated study aids, all of which engage and teach students the basic concepts and applications of nutrition. This comprehensive text includes up-to-date coverage of the newest research and emerging issues in nutrition. The pedagogical features of the text, as well as the authors' approachable style, help to make complex topics easily understandable for students. From its stunningly restyled and refined art program to the market-leading resources that accompany this text, UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION connects with its readers and continues to set the standards for texts used in the course.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495106166
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/2/2005
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 960
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Ellie Whitney, PH.D., received her B.A. in Biology from Radcliffe College in 1960 and her Ph.D. in Biology from Washington University, St. Louis, in 1970. Formerly on the faculty at Florida State University and a dietitian registered with the American Dietetic Association, she now devotes full time to research, writing, and consulting in nutrition, health, and environmental issues. Her earlier publications include articles in SCIENCE, GENETICS, and other journals. Her textbooks include NUTRITION CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERSIES, TENTH EDITION; UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION, ELEVENTH EDITION; UNDERSTANDING NORMAL AND CLINICAL NUTRITION, SEVENTH EDITION; and NUTRITION AND DIET THERAPY, SEVENTH EDITION, all with Thomson Wadsworth. She also recently co-authored PRICELESS FLORIDA (Pineapple Press), a comprehensive text examining the ecosystems in her home state. Her additional interests include energy conservation, solar energy use, alternatively fueled vehicles, and ecosystem restoration.

Sharon Rady Rolfes received her M.S. in nutrition and food science from Florida State University. She is a founding member of Nutrition and Health Associates, an information resource center that maintains an ongoing bibliographic database that tracks research in over 1,000 nutrition-related topics. She also teaches Introductory Nutrition courses at Florida State University. Her publications include UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION; UNDERSTANDING NORMAL AND CLINICAL NUTRITION; and NUTRITION FOR HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE; as well as LIFE SPAN NUTRITION: CONCEPTION THROUGH LIFE; and the NUTRITION INTERACTIVE CD-ROM. In addition to writing, research, and teaching, Rolfes also guest lectures at universities and at professionalconferences and serves as a consultant for various educational projects. She maintains her registration as a dietitian and membership with the American Dietetic Association.

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Table of Contents

1. AN OVERVIEW OF NUTRITION. Highlight: Nutrition Information and Misinformation--On the Net and in the News. 2. PLANNING A HEALTHY DIET. Highlight: A World Tour of Pyramids, Pagodas, and Plates. 3. DIGESTION, ABSORPTION, AND TRANSPORT. Highlight: Common Digestive Problems. 4. THE CARBOHYDRATES: SUGAR, STARCH, AND FIBERS. Highlight: Alternatives to Sugar. 5. THE LIPIDS: TRIGLYCERIDES, PHOSPHOLIPIDS, AND STEROLS. Highlight: High-Fat Foods: Friend or Foe? 6. PROTEIN: AMINO ACIDS. Highlight: Vegetarian Diets. 7. METABOLISM: TRANSFORMATIONS AND INTERACTIONS. Highlight: Alcohol and Nutrition. 8. ENERGY BALANCE AND BODY COMPOSITION. Highlight: The Latest and Greatest Weight-Loss Diet--Again. 9. WEIGHT MANAGEMENT: OVERWEIGHT AND UNDERWEIGHT. Highlight: Eating Disorders. 10. THE WATER-SOLUBLE VITAMINS: B VITAMINS AND VITAMIN C. Highlight: Vitamin and Mineral Supplements. 11. THE FAT-SOLUBLE VITAMINS: A, D, E, AND K. Highlight: Antioxidant Nutrients in Disease Prevention. 12. WATER AND THE MAJOR MINERALS. Highlight: Osteoporosis and Calcium. 13. THE TRACE MINERALS. Highlight: Phytochemicals and Functional Foods. 14. FITNESS: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, NUTRIENTS, AND BODY ADAPTATIONS. Highlight: Supplements as Ergogenic Aids. 15. LIFE CYCLE NUTRITION: PREGNANCY AND LACTATION. Highlight: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. 16. LIFE CYCLE NUTRITION: INFANCY, CHILDHOOD, AND ADOLESCENCE. Highlight: Childhood Obesity and the Early Development of Chronic Diseases. 17. LIFE CYCLE NUTRITION: ADULTHOOD AND THE LATER YEARS. Highlight: Nutrient-Drug Interactions. 18. DIET AND HEALTH. Highlight: Complementaryand Alternative Medicines. 19. CONSUMER CONCERNS ABOUT FOODS AND WATER. Highlight: Food Biotechnology. 20. HUNGER AND GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS. Highlight: Progress Toward Sustainable Food Production. Appendix A. Cells, Hormones, and Nerves. Appendix B. Basic Chemistry Concepts. Appendix C. Biochemical Structures and Pathways. Appendix D. Measures of Protein Quality. Appendix E. Nutrition Assessment. Appendix F. NEW! Physical Activity and Energy Requirements. Appendix G. United States: Exchange Lists. Appendix H. Table of Food Composition. Appendix I. WHO: Nutrition Recommendations. Canada: Choice System and Guidelines. Glossary. Index.
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    Posted August 28, 2005

    It's, well, easy to digest.

    All jokes aside, while students may gripe about having to shell out the bucks for this textbook, it is well worth the money. I've got an earlier edition and have used it a lot in the past. I found the later editions to be very up to date and quite useful as a reference for some of the clinical questions I encounter while working with patient education issues. In the days of picky insurance reimbursement, it's vital that all the stuff we do be based on sound clinical information showing that what we do is indeed effective. Easy to understand and a well laid-out text with many good illustrations, there's a good reason its a standard in the field. .

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